The Dead Live at Allstate Arena on 2009-05-05
- The Dead
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Sound Devices 722 (24/48)
Location: OTS/DFC/KFC/ZFC/AARP 12' High
DSP: Sound Devices 722>Sound Forge 9.0>CD Wave>flac(16)
Recorded By: Z-Man
Seeded By: Z-Man
Disc I 1st Set
02 Dancin' In The Street >
03 Tennessee Jed
04 Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion
05 Mr. Charlie
06 They Love Each Other
07 Touch Of Gray
08 Weather Report Suite Prelude >
09 Part I >
10 Let It Grow
Disc II 2nd Set
02 Jam >
03 Truckin' >
04 Throwin' Stones
05 Unbroken Chain >
06 Drum Solo With Jeff Chimenti on Keyboards >
07 Drum Solo >
Disc III 2nd Set Con't
01 Space >
02 Come Together >
03 Hell In A Bucket >
04 Jam >
05 I Know You Rider
06 Phil Donor Rap
07 Brokedown Palace
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|Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion|
|Touch Of Gray|
|Weather Report Suite Prelude >|
|I Know You Rider|
|Hell In A Bucket >|
|Drums (w/Keyboards) >|
|Let It Grow|
|Dancin' In The Street >|
|Come Together >|
|Unbroken Chain >|
|They Love Each Other|
|Weather Report Suite Part I >|
- Sound Devices 722>Sound Forge 9.0>CD Wave>flac(16)
- Rosemont, IL
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Allstate Arena
Just that same feeling of the core of the show sort of missing permeates both sets; this band is under absolutely no pressure - check out the lazy shuffle of Truckin', et al.
Subject: Dead rulz
Subject: ZMan Rocks
Subject: jet to the promised land
We went in about the earliest ever for a show . . . Waltzed to the floor and into our * seventh-row* seats. Sound was good and pretty clear. The light show rudimentary at best.
Show started at 7:45 with place only 2/3 full. By the time Tennessee Jed followed Dancin' it was full but not stifling. Room to shake our bones and catch a buzz. Warren thrives on the old tunes like Golden Road: Join the party, everyday!!! Rode that wave into a tasty Mr. Charlie. TLEO gave us a chance to breathe/inhale before so-so Touch picked up the tempo. I thought that would close the set, but NO! A delectable Weather Report Suite blossomed.
After a much needed break, and the usual chats with folks visiting from other planets, Truckin' was smokin' with everyone in synch and crowd singing along (ugh). Throwing Stones was solid, but it was Unbroken Chain that opened the path to two splendidly weird jams that easily made me forget about Phil's singing . . . into a Drums > Space sequence that didn't seem overly long (as it sometimes has been on this tour). Great to see Billy absolutely losing his mind on the toms and smiling through his windmills. Mickey inserted his voices from Jupiter and did a powerful sequence on the hanging beast-like drums . . . Weir noodled the band into a tight "Come Together" before they headed into Hell in a Bucket (?!) that featured an inspired jam that gave birth to a foot-stomping Rider to end the set. Phil's donor rap and a Brokedown lullaby sent us home, sweaty and satisfied.
Overall, the band was tight and energetic, playing a bit faster than many of the shows I've listened to from this tour. Jeff Chimenti's playing fit in splendidly: great team player AND a fine soloist. His jazzy touch complements Warren's blues-heavy sensibility. All the show needed, IMHO, was a second set Garcia tune (e.g. a pre-drums Terrapin or any post-space ballad).
All in all, this was clearly not a band doing covers of itself. Far from it! They took chances and were enjoying themselves . . . thank you for a real good time. Peace.
Subject: Right one the Real One
Thanks for the magical night!
Subject: new standard?
Of course all these shows are garnering 4-5 star reviews - who would have guessed they'd keep getting better. We need a new standard - and if we can't compare "The Dead" to the good ol' Grateful Dead, then I know not by what standard to compare them.
So maybe we put stars based on "compared to GD"? Still these shows blow so many Dead shows of old away! I'm eternally grateful that our old friends decided to put this thing on the road again... took a while to get fired up, but WOW. All cylinders now!
TAKE IT EASY AND ENJOY! You only live once, but if whining floats your boat, then all I can say is "Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you've gotten nothin' new to say..."
See y'all on the road...
Subject: amazing concert
Subject: Thanks Tapers!
Phish does not blow, i love the GD purist i see coming out of you (i myself am one, hardcore) but after dead, its Phish, phish is fucking rocking, open up ur ears bro. Phish has given me those same moments the dead has, and i bet they can for you too. Dead first, Phish second.
And yes it isnt the GD, you cant expect it from the dead. I went into the show not expecting too much and was blown away (i was at this show). i really thought they did a great job and the jamming/creativity was there, far better than i expected. God bless the Dead and thanks for putting these shows up. Show wise i give it a 4/5, havent listened to the recording yet, but 5/5 has to be perfect or damn close. IMO
Subject: Since Jerry is Gone
When I hear this music, I hear Warren be himself on the guitar while paying tribute to Jerry. When I hear Warren sing, I hear a little Pigpen and some Brent.
I love the new song mixes, the trading of verses, the different tempos.
This has been a tour for the ages, and if it doesn't float your boat, then by all means, abandon ship.
I'm enjoying the ride, who knows when they will sail again.
Subject: tight show!
Subject: one of the best shows I've seen in years
Subject: I find myself gravitating towards the most reviewed!!
Subject: Solid 1st Set
That being said, this is one of the best shows on this tour - especially the first set, whose songs are reclaimed as great songs played by this new excellent band, "The Dead." To understand my point, compare to 2nd set Rider, which really does miss Jerry. It's hard to put a finger on it too - intuitively, I would think that the TLEO is another "Jerry" song, but they pull it off just fine. And they do the same with the 4/24 Scarlet.
Seems to me that the other top shows of tour are 4/19 Worcester and 4/24 Nassau. But what do you think? So far, there's not so much discussion of the relative merits of the shows (which is so useful to those of us who don't have the time to download everything), as there is on the Grateful Dead side of the house. I've always thought it was kind of pointless to give everything a "5" - oh yeah, another great show. Well, you know, some days are better than others.
Subject: can't believe some of the UNGRATEFUL bastards on here!
OK, this is an order: Sit down, shut up,, hold on and enjoy the damn show. Quit nit picking and bawling out each other, you're wreckin' my high.
Of course I'm kidding. It's a Humboldt County Friday night and I've got a couple Lagunitas IPA's in me. You kids just go on without me, Old Pulver's jes gwine teh set here on de porch...
Great job taper! KUTGW.
Subject: Nice WRS->LIG!
Subject: such controversy!
Subject: What, now everyone's a doctor?
The Sound: Great
The Tour: really gathering steam. I'm not a Warren fan to speak of, but they seem to be really gelling.
The "Bobby's got some sort of something disease: Shut the F Up!!!!!!!!! Idiots, all of you on that bandwagon. If I'm not mistaken, that was born from someone on this show reviewing that Bob's singing is some sort of spoken whatever, thus he has a cardio pulmonary disease. Now folks are running with it? That's the rumor mill folks and it's a waste of time by small-minded people. Review the band, review the show, review the sound. Hell, even tell me about your parking lot experience, but DO NOT make some sort of medical diagnosis because Bob doesn't sing Jerry tunes like Jerry. Check the calendar, Jerry hasn't been here for almost 15 years. These guys are giving us great music...different, but great. Stop the BS rumors.
My apologies for the rant. The show rocks.
Subject: To: dalilama1!
On a side note: God Bless Phil for being absolutely straight and narrow. You don’t get on a transplant list if you screw around AT ALL. Fame, fortune or celebrity will not get you jack. Doctors don’t waste good livers on addicts. Thanks for everything, Phil.
Oh, dalilama1!: Here are two more observations based on fact. 1: I’m older than you think I am. 2: You are not as smart as you think you are.
Subject: BOBBY SHATNER DOES WELL ON THIS ONE
This is a smoking show in terms of musicianship
I am sure Weir is suffering from an illness
At The Gorge on the 16th maybe Scotty will beam him up when they are playing Space in 2nd set.
We live in hope
Subject: Great Show
Subject: The Good the Bad and the Ugly
WTF? Not much mention of the Weather Report Suite??? It was as incredible musically as this band has put out to date. It's true this is NOT the Grateful Dead but with Warren they can let it fly in a real nice way. Golden Road/Mr.Charlie/WRS made for a great first set. 2nd set had highlights (Hell In A Bucket) but not much to shout about IMO.
As for Bobby; Aside from the fact the he was dropping lyrics all night long (which proves my point that they should lose a few songs from the rotation in order to better perform what they do play), I read a great joke about his singing from another reviewer that could not be more true..."he sounds like William Shattner doing a Priceline.com commercial". Breathless, talking the lyrics with no melodic overtones...however he gives it his all (ie. 2nd set H.I.A.Bucket) and for that we send love. If there's any truth to him having an illness, my heart goes out and I wish him all the best.
Subject: Wowzers - and you are all dead-on
Never in my wildest imagination did I envision having the splendour and magnificense of this night unfold before my eyes the way it did. The lot scene was Amazing!!!! Nothing like the past with Rosemont police. The heads were all out (unfortunatly so were their dogs)but everyone seemed to be right back in the groove like no one ever missed a beat. The music .... my god the music was unfathomable. The only time I sat down was when they busted out the Bucket late in the second set but halfway thru that song I still found myself on my feet dancin away cuz it was just that good.
Were they spot on? No not always, but then again, they weren't always when Jer was around either. But they sounded damn fine for a bunch of older guys havin' as much fun as we were. I am soo grateful and very thankful I had this oppertunity again. Thanks guys! Lot of love for you and the crew.
Subject: Great recording
Regarding the vox, I really dig how they're trading off verses, e.g., TJed: Bobby > Warren. Its also interesting how I'm evolving into digging Bobby's phrasing on the Jer Bear's toones. I used to get real annoyed that he was singing them different from Jerry, but I'm appreciating is that Bob's making the songs his own. Jer used to do the same thing throughout his career--there's always subtle inflections here or there, and especially towards the end, he'd go way off.
Can't wait for the full vids to crop up! The Justin/Jay productions on dead.net are killer!
Subject: Holy Crap People- This is Cookin' !
Way to make light of another man's possible, yet unconfirmed illness. You're most likely still in the invincible stage. To everyone who was there and has been there for 30+ years: YOU know Bobby sounded strong. Great recording, ground breaking show in terms of the direction.
PS WstchBker: Call me in 40 years and let's see what you sound like. Yah, that's' right, I don't hear anything.
Subject: nothin' left to do....
Subject: The Golden Road
I'm not one to say this is best, better, bestest, greatest . . . and I'm more of an SB guy, but let me tell you . . . I damn near shat when they stoked up Golden Road. That made the $$ worth it, right away. Everything sounded great throughout, although I'm sure there will be complainers. I can't complain. Warren is the man. And, Jeff fits right in. And, the boys are just like I remember 'em through the years . . . even better.
I only have one suggestion. I love Bobby and I think he's a genius guitar player and it's great to hear him more in the mix. After struggling a bit with his singing at the start, he got it wound up great for Throwin' Stones and Hell in the Bucket. And, it was awesome. But he needs to stick closer to the melody and the phrasing when he's singin' Jer's songs . . . or hand it over to Warren. Bobby doesn't deviate from the melody with his own songs; don't know why he does with the Jerry tunes. But, hey, I can't complain. On the Golden Road again. Thanks a bunch to the tapers/downloaders. It's all great.
Subject: What a Tour!
They have played over 150 different songs in 3 weeks, they are barely repeating. A far cry from the average band on tour who has a resevoir to pick from of less than 30 not includin' Dylan
pss I live in the west and haven't seen a single 2009 spring tour show yet, livin vicariously through the recordings, why not a 10 day run in Califorina somewhere, THEIR ARE A FEW DEVOTED HEADS OUT IN THE pACIFIC YA KNOW!
Subject: Greatest Night of My Life...
The stand outs are for sure the dancin in the streets opener, the Golden Road, Let it Grow, and one amazing I know you rider...
Thank you tapers, the quality is amongst the Gods..
Subject: Is It REAL!??
THE DEAD. It's REAL
Subject: find a way to ROTHBURY
This MAY be the last time the dead is together and there not going to be around forever and this is something everyone should experience at least 1 time in their life.. GOTO ROTHBURY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great set, this was the second day in Chicago i couldnt find the first day but the set and quality of this recording is amazing.
Subject: Dancin in Chicago
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